- When Charles Boyer laid hands on Rita Hayworth in Tales of Manhattan, only to unhand her and start over again, one impatient soldier yelled, "For crying out loud!.
- By uncommon tradition, Congress will unhand the money (or most of it) without stringsgrateful that a sophisticated outfit knows how to spend it.
- They stage a melodrama in the lobby in which the business of "unhand that woman" and "the viper beats my mother" is used with proper gusto.
- Henry David Thoreau in OregonLive.com
This was that Earth of which we have heard, made out of Chaos and Old Night,Thoreau wrote. "Here was no man's garden, but the unhand-selled globe. Man was not to be associated with it."